The Sacco Company Catholic Store in downtown Houston, Tex., was severely damaged after a fire broke out in the 6,000-square-foot Catholic bookstore. According to the Catholic News Agency, the fire started around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and the cause is still under investigation.
The store remains closed, though the Sacco Company has a sister store, Veritas Catholic Bookstore, in west Houston that is open for business. The company is also selling books through its website, though most of its inventory was kept in the main store and is now lost.
"It's a pretty big blow," store owner Andrew Sacco told CNA. "It's a family-owned business. We've been in that location for over 30 years. It's a significant blow to us."